Mobile Library Service

The Mobile Library travels to meet people who find it challenging to visit one of the community libraries. It operates across Milton Keynes and whether you live on a city estate or in a village we may have a stop near you.

All libraries (except Stony Stratford Library) are now open. Visit the Re-opening Libraries page for full details of services available. We continue to offer the Click and Collect service and you can find the latest news on the FAQs During Library Closures page.

Interactive Map of Mobile Library Stops (MY MAPS: Leisure and Cultural Section) 

Library Word Banner
Photo of the Mobile Library and driver

What services do you provide?

The mobile library carries a wide selection of items for borrowing, including:

  • Books - both fiction and non-fiction
  • Large print books
  • Books on CD
  • Children's books - both fiction and non-fiction (useful for homework)
  • Board books and picture books for babies and toddlers

Staff can access the catalogue to check the availability of an item at any of the Milton Keynes Libraries and can search the internet to find local information.

Remember that all library members have access to eAudiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers for free! Full details are on the Digital Books web page.

What if I have difficulty getting on the vehicle?

Don't worry. The Mobile Library has an access lift to help those who have difficulty using the steps.

If you find it difficult to visit any of the libraries, perhaps the Home Library Service will help.

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What happens if I miss the Mobile Library?

If the service is cancelled or delayed we will telephone a local contact for your stop whenever possible and they will attempt to notify customers.

If you miss the mobile library visit and want to renew items on your library card, you can phone one of our libraries. When you ring tell us that you normally use the Mobile Library. The renewal dates will then adjust to the timetable of visits to your area.

Items borrowed from the Mobile Library can be returned to any library in Milton Keynes.

Is there a charge?

It is free to join the library and to borrow books, magazines, eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers. There are hire fees to borrow books on CD.

All current library charges and fines apply to items borrowed from the mobile library service.

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How do I join?

If you already have a Milton Keynes Library Card you can borrow items from the Mobile Library immediately. Being a member of Milton Keynes Libraries gives you access to all 9 libraries plus the Mobile Library.

If you don't have a card you can join on the vehicle. Please bring an official document showing your identity and address. It's helpful if you can also show something with a copy of your signature. You can also join at any library and someone will be able to help you if necessary.

Documents used to prove your address must have been issued within the last three months. Acceptable documents are:

  • driving licence
  • bank/credit card statement
  • electricity, gas, water or phone bill
  • rent book
  • Council Tax document
  • State Benefit document

Other documents may be acceptable at the discretion of library staff.

You will be given your card to start borrowing items on the same day.

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Does it visit my area?

The Mobile Library stops at different locations and follows a regular timetable.

How do I contact you?

All enquiries about the Mobile Library service should be made to Milton Keynes Central Library or you can use the Online Enquiry Form.

Cartoon version of the Mobile Library in front of houses

Current Mobile Library Timetable

The Mobile Library is not currently operating.

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Last Updated: 19 July 2021